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NASA to Unveil First Commercial Crew Astronauts Today
August 03, 2018
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NASA to Unveil First Commercial Crew Astronauts Today

Today (Aug. 3), NASA will announce the first commercial crew astronauts who will fly in SpaceX and Boeing spacecraft. These are also the first flights to launch from the United States soil since the space shuttle retired in 2011. The two American corporations SpaceX and Boeing are under contract to provide a taxi-like service...

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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees
August 01, 2018
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NASA Says “Mars Terraforming is Impossible”, Elon Musk Disagrees

According to a new NASA-sponsored study, Mars terraforming is impossible with the current technology. But SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk thinks otherwise. When we talk about terraforming Mars, we talk about turning the red planet into humanity’s second home. That means changing the environment so that humans can live there...

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Evidence of Liquid Water Finally Discovered on Mars
July 26, 2018
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Evidence of Liquid Water Finally Discovered on Mars

Scientists find the first large body of liquid water on Mars. It’s about 30 kilometers wide and it lies under a layer of Martian ice. Scientists have long suspected that Mars isn’t as dry as it looks. Over the years, spacecraft and rovers have uncovered evidence of its watery past. Thanks to these machines,...

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Milky Way’s Long-Lost Sibling Was Eaten By Andromeda
July 23, 2018
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Milky Way’s Long-Lost Sibling Was Eaten By Andromeda

Scientists at the University of Michigan found that our closest large galactic neighbor has cannibalized Milky Way’s long-lost sibling.  It turns out the Milky Way galaxy once had a sibling named M32p. A new study has concluded that Andromeda shredded it about 2 billion years ago. Researchers published the study online...

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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps
July 22, 2018
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Dust Clouds Storm Near Martian Ice Caps

An image from the European Space Agency shows thick dust clouds approaching ahead of a giant storm. The dust moves near the planet’s north polar ice cap. ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft captured the stunning photo of the raging storm on the red planet. Everyone here on Earth has been following the latest news about...

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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6
July 20, 2018
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NASA’s Parker Solar Probe is Launching on August 6

NASA rescheduled the launch of Parker Solar Probe on August 6. A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy will light up the sky near Cape Canaveral, Florida. On late Wednesday NASA announced the two-day delay from the previous target launch date of Aug. 4. “Additional time was needed to evaluate the configuration of a cable...

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Astronomers Discover 12 Moons Orbiting Jupiter
July 19, 2018
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Astronomers Discover 12 Moons Orbiting Jupiter

The latest survey of the region around Jupiter revealed 12 moons, raising the number to 79 natural satellites. One of them orbits in a different direction. On Tuesday, scientists led by Scott S. Sheppard of the Carnegie Institution for Science announced the discovery of twelve new moons around Jupiter. Thus, bringing the...

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Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images
July 18, 2018
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Telescope Upgrade Brings Super-sharp Images

ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) has just received an upgrade. Experts have attached a new adaptive optics mode called laser tomography. This new upgrade tells us how far we’ve come. The Very Large Telescope consists of four telescopes with 8.2-meter (27-foot) mirrors in northern Chile’s Atacama Desert. Today,...

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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair
July 15, 2018
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An Asteroid Found Last Year is Actually a Binary Pair

Observations with three of the world’s largest radio telescopes reveal that an asteroid found last year is a binary pair. Each asteroid about 3,000 feet (900 meters) in size, orbits each other. This duo, dubbed 2017 YE5, belongs to an exceptionally rare class of near-Earth objects. Astronomers at the Morocco Oukaimeden...

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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io
July 14, 2018
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NASA’s Juno Reveals a Possible Volcano on Jupiter’s Io

New data from the NASA’s Juno spacecraft points to a new possible volcano on Jupiter moon Io. But, this is just one of many other volcanic activities there. Juno collected this data using its Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM) instrument. Thus, pointing to a new heat source close to the south pole of Io. This gives...

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